I am a former police officer who served in both the Arlington County and DC Metropolitan Police Departments. I worked in the Tactical Unit, as a Field Training Officer, and patrol over the course of 13 years with both organizations. I’ve been coaching CrossFit full-time since 2007 and have never looked back.
I have been an athlete my whole life and played Division 1 lacrosse at Virginia Tech. After college, I continued my “conditioning” at various globo gyms, not really doing much lifting at all and more running, spinning, kickboxing etc. In 2008, I was introduced to Crossfit by a few friends, joined, and have never looked back. When I first started I couldn’t do 1 pull-up. Then I was doing pull-ups with a 20lb vest in 2012. After college, I went on to coach lacrosse at Ohio University and I’m really excited to have an opportunity to coach athletes again.
Army Veteran who got my start in functional fitness in 2008 after I stress fractured both of my hips. My physical therapist was housed in the same facility as an up and coming CrossFit/Functional Fitness community that trained semi-pro and pro athletes. They not only helped me to heal but to see the benefits of being a more well-rounded athlete. Though I have occasionally specialized in cycling and running, I have worked through CrossFit to “move all of my weaknesses to the right.”
CrossFit L2 and Certified Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Certification.
My goal is to meet athletes where they are at and help them get where they are going.
Michelle, my wife, got me into CrossFit when we met. While I was in Iraq and she in Afghanistan, we’d swap WOD times while trying to best each other in the CF Open. Once my ticket to being a physically ready Army Ranger, CrossFit is now my ticket to a long, functional life where I’m ready for anything. CrossFit Level II Certificate owner. Talk to me about double unders any time.